Top 50 Black Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Black facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Black film message.

The Edgar suit decomposes as the movie goes on.
The Edgar suit decomposes as the movie goes on.
Panther, the hologram projector technology has been replaced by nano technology in the present day, shows the technology advancement of Wakanda throughout the years
Panther, the hologram projector technology has been replaced by nano technology in the present day, shows the technology advancement of Wakanda throughout the years

Black Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. When T'Challa is the king the soundtrack is more Tribal with drums and capella songs but when Killmonger becomes a king the soundtrack turns into Rap/Hip-Hop songs showing the difference between the characters and how they were raised.

  2. When T'Challa strikes the new Panther Habit suit to test its kinetic energy storage, some glowing Wakandan text appears on the torso. If you translate one chunk of this text, it actually says, "I Love You Mom."

  3. The American Humane Society made sure no animals were hurt during filming, including cockroaches. Will Smith was actually crushing mustard packets. At the end of the day, they had to count all the roaches and make sure none were missing.

  4. The guy in the morgue was not killed when he was attacked and slimed to the ceiling by the Bug. He was seen later in Men in Black 2 as an owner of a video store.

Black Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - One can see the credits are cryptographic and then decoded to English. However, many times the credits are purposely mistranslated. While the film creators' names are written in English, Lisa Beroud is credited (4 times as visual effects producer) cryptographically.
    One can see the credits are cryptographic and then decoded to English. However, many times the credits are purposely mistranslated. While the film creators' names are written in English, Lisa Beroud is credited (4 times as visual effects producer) cryptographically.
  • 1 - IN Men in Black international (2018) you can see a painting in the background of agent j (will smith) and agent k (Tommy Lee jones) fighting the cockroach alien from men in black 1 (1997)
    IN Men in Black international (2018) you can see a painting in the background of agent j (will smith) and agent k (Tommy Lee jones) fighting the cockroach alien from men in black 1 (1997)
  • 1 - Jeebs' wonky eye swaps sides every time his head gets blown off
    Jeebs' wonky eye swaps sides every time his head gets blown off
  • Will Smith (Agent J) communicates with an alien US Post Office worker by reprising an old beat-boxing routine from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

  • Klaw mentions having a soundcloud, and is loud when singing What Is love and when talking in general, as a reference to the comics, as in the comics, Klaw is an entity composed of pure sound.

  • 1 - The "known aliens" visible on the screen include Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, director Barry Sonnenfeld, Chloe Sonnenfeld (Barry's daughter), Sylvester Stallone, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Anthony Robbins, George Lucas, and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
    The "known aliens" visible on the screen include Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, director Barry Sonnenfeld, Chloe Sonnenfeld (Barry's daughter), Sylvester Stallone, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Anthony Robbins, George Lucas, and executive producer Steven Spielberg.

Black Hidden Details

Men in Black (1997) When Will Smith is looking at the two space ships at the MIB headquarters, if you look in the background Zed and K are there typing on the computer. But if you look closer you can tell that they're not even touching the keyboard

1 - Hidden pun in Wakandan in Black Panther (2018) when T'Challa's sister Shuri shows him her new invention: "Sneakers"
Hidden pun in Wakandan in Black Panther (2018) when T'Challa's sister Shuri shows him her new invention: "Sneakers"

The first three locations Killmonger decides to attack are also where the three sanctums from Doctor Strange are located

1 - Klaue considers himself a musician and tries to give Agent Ross his mixtape. This is because the original comic book villain Klaw is a being made of living sound.
Klaue considers himself a musician and tries to give Agent Ross his mixtape. This is because the original comic book villain Klaw is a being made of living sound.

After Killmonger takes the throne, he begins to wear his father's ring on his right hand rather than on the necklace.

1 - Colin designs a video game around jumping off an apartment balcony
Colin designs a video game around jumping off an apartment balcony
1 - The scales on Captain America's Endgame (2019) suit were first seen in Black Panther (2018).
The scales on Captain America's Endgame (2019) suit were first seen in Black Panther (2018).
1 - After leaving K and W, J receives/gives a fist salute from/to a group of Black Panthers. The man he sees eye-to-eye is in the cast as Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers.
After leaving K and W, J receives/gives a fist salute from/to a group of Black Panthers. The man he sees eye-to-eye is in the cast as Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panthers.
1 - Right by the Vibranium mining facility, you can see the crater made by the meteorite mentioned in the beginning of the film.
Right by the Vibranium mining facility, you can see the crater made by the meteorite mentioned in the beginning of the film.

Killmonger breaks his spear, to be better equipped for stabbing. Shaka Zulu of South Africa was famous for this weapon style, as it maximized the amount of killing possible with one spear.

1 - In the fight for the throne in Black Panther (2018), Killmonger chose to fight with a spear and a sword whereas T'Challa fought with a spear and a shield. This symbolizes Killmonger's imperialistic goals vs T'Challa's "fight when necessary."
In the fight for the throne in Black Panther (2018), Killmonger chose to fight with a spear and a sword whereas T'Challa fought with a spear and a shield. This symbolizes Killmonger's imperialistic goals vs T'Challa's "fight when necessary."
1 - When Killmonger takes the throne he says "The sun will never set on the Wakandan Empire. The end of the movie shows them watching the sunset, signifying the end of his rule.
When Killmonger takes the throne he says "The sun will never set on the Wakandan Empire. The end of the movie shows them watching the sunset, signifying the end of his rule.
1 - Men in Black (1997) - When MiB is searching for ships that Edgar could have used to escape Earth, watch Agent K's (Tommy Lee Jones) hands. They never touch the keyboard.
Men in Black (1997) - When MiB is searching for ships that Edgar could have used to escape Earth, watch Agent K's (Tommy Lee Jones) hands. They never touch the keyboard.
1 - The costumes of Nakia, T'Challa and Okoye resemble the pan African flag
The costumes of Nakia, T'Challa and Okoye resemble the pan African flag
1 - One of the aliens revealed to be living on Earth in Men in Black (1997) is US politician and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
One of the aliens revealed to be living on Earth in Men in Black (1997) is US politician and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
1 - Barbossa tells his crew the first thing he is going to do after he breaks his curse is eat an apple, but is killed by Jack before doing so. However, at the end of POTC: Dead Man's Chest (2006) the first thing we see Barbossa do is take a bite out of an apple.
Barbossa tells his crew the first thing he is going to do after he breaks his curse is eat an apple, but is killed by Jack before doing so. However, at the end of POTC: Dead Man's Chest (2006) the first thing we see Barbossa do is take a bite out of an apple.
1 - T'Challa's & Erik's choices of arms for their duel can be seen as parallels to their mindsets. A spear & shield for T'Challa, a balance of offense & defense, a way to fight & protect. And a spear & blade for Erik, representing absolute aggression no matter the cost.
T'Challa's & Erik's choices of arms for their duel can be seen as parallels to their mindsets. A spear & shield for T'Challa, a balance of offense & defense, a way to fight & protect. And a spear & blade for Erik, representing absolute aggression no matter the cost.
1 - Shuri says that the shoes are "fully automated like the old American movie baba used to watch" she is referring to the automatic laces from Back To The Future 2
Shuri says that the shoes are "fully automated like the old American movie baba used to watch" she is referring to the automatic laces from Back To The Future 2
1 - Men in Black (1997): J shows his maturity
Men in Black (1997): J shows his maturity

Vibranium passes through metal detectors

While we think Shuri is using an outdaded meme, it actually isn't... At least in terms of when the movie takes place.

1 - T'Challa and Killmonger each revisit their father's death after drinking the heart-shaped herb. Both flashbacks end with the boys helplessly cradling and rocking their dead fathers. After this point in their lives, one became vengeful while the other became benevolent.
T'Challa and Killmonger each revisit their father's death after drinking the heart-shaped herb. Both flashbacks end with the boys helplessly cradling and rocking their dead fathers. After this point in their lives, one became vengeful while the other became benevolent.
1 - Nakkia puts something in her whiskey so she doesn't get drunk.
Nakkia puts something in her whiskey so she doesn't get drunk.
1 - The bug in Edgar's body asks about the cat at the morgue, saying, "It means worlds to me." He said "worlds" and not "the world", because of the galaxy contained in the cat's collar.
The bug in Edgar's body asks about the cat at the morgue, saying, "It means worlds to me." He said "worlds" and not "the world", because of the galaxy contained in the cat's collar.
1 - The wheel that is rolling from the car Klaue blows up is seen continuously rolling in the following cut
The wheel that is rolling from the car Klaue blows up is seen continuously rolling in the following cut
1 - The Imam and his disciples are seen facing towards the sky when praying. Normally Muslims should pray with their faces turned towards the direction of Mecca which in this case is on another planet(new Mecca) where they were supposed to go for pilgrimage before they crashed.
The Imam and his disciples are seen facing towards the sky when praying. Normally Muslims should pray with their faces turned towards the direction of Mecca which in this case is on another planet(new Mecca) where they were supposed to go for pilgrimage before they crashed.

There is always one empty seat in the palace council room reserved for M'baku, the leader of the Jabari mountain tribe. He refuses to come down from his mountain home.

J gives K a dirty look after he is introduced as "Agent Black", which is why later in the film K looks at J while introducing him as "Dr. White" to make sure that's better

Jay asks Kay not to refer to him as 'kid', 'son' or 'sport' in recognition of the skills that landed him the job. Kay then proceeds to use all those words to refer to him at differing parts of the movie, in precisely that order.

1 - Isiah Whitlock's character is cut off saying, "Sheeeeeeeeeeeee-," a nod to his character, Clay Davis, from The Wire.
Isiah Whitlock's character is cut off saying, "Sheeeeeeeeeeeee-," a nod to his character, Clay Davis, from The Wire.

This gunfire rhythm is the beginning of The Avengers theme song

1 - Erik Killmonger face wound from ritual combat was completely gone the next day .. earlier in the film Shuri did mention Wakanda tech can heal bullet wound in one day.
Erik Killmonger face wound from ritual combat was completely gone the next day .. earlier in the film Shuri did mention Wakanda tech can heal bullet wound in one day.

When K is asked to give J a weapon, there's a pistol missing from the cabinet. Later K is seen with it at the coroner's office.

1 - The Royal Talon Fighter (bottom) has a design based off of the heart shaped herb (top) since the heart shaped herb and the aircraft are both exclusive to Wakandan royalty
The Royal Talon Fighter (bottom) has a design based off of the heart shaped herb (top) since the heart shaped herb and the aircraft are both exclusive to Wakandan royalty
1 - When Killmoger breaches the hidden base in Busan the wall that explodes has 'napalm' written in Korean
When Killmoger breaches the hidden base in Busan the wall that explodes has 'napalm' written in Korean
Black poster
Black poster

Black Plot

The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Black. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Production Evokative Films
Stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor
IMDB score 8.2